The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur is the English carmaker's entry level sedan model. Offered with two powertrain options, this luxury limo's direct competitor is the Rolls-Royce Ghost, but the top of the range Mercedes-Benz S-Class variants such as the S63 and S65 can be considered as competitors too. Prices for both the Flying Spur V8 and W12 are available upon request only.
Powering the 'base' V8 variant is a 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 mill that is paired to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Power output for this model is rated at 500hp and 660Nm of torque, which enables it to do the century sprint in 5.2 seconds, before topping off at 295km/h. Bentley states that its V8-powered entry-level saloon can return a combined fuel economy figure of 10.9-litre per 100km.
The range topping 2015 Bentley Flying Spur W12 on the other hand features a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine that is good for 616hp at 6,000 rpm and 800Nm of torque from a low 1,700 rpm. Gearbox fitted to this car is identical to the one found in the lesser powered variant. Thanks to the added power, the Flying Spur W12 can do the 0-100km/h sprint 0.6 seconds faster than the V8 variant, while the top speed stands at 320km/h.